• Short Summary

    THE CHARITY HOSPITAL FOR BIRDS IN NEW DELHI, INDIA,IS PROBABLY THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD.

  • Description

    THE CHARITY HOSPITAL FOR BIRDS IN NEW DELHI, INDIA,IS PROBABLY THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD. IT IS ALSO THOUGHT TO BE THE OLDEST. RUN BY MEMBERS OF THE JAIN SECT OF THE HINDU RELIGION, IT ACCEPTS ALL TYPES OF BIRDS ON ONE CONDITION. THAT WHEN THEY ARE BETTER, THEY ARE SET FREE.

    MOST INDIAN HOMES HAVE AT LEAST ONE BIRD CAPTIVE IN A CAGE, AND THESE PETS AR HIGHLY PRIZED. SO THE THOUGHT OF SETTING THEM FREE MUST SEEM HARD TO THEM. BUT IF THE BIRDS ARE SICK, AND THE HOSPITAL IS THEIR ONLY CHANGE OF SURVIVAL, THEN THEY ACCEPT THIS CONDITION WILLINGLY.

    JAINISM IS AT LEAST AS OLD AS BUDDHISM, AND AIMS IN PRACTICE AT THE GOAL OF LIBERATION IN ALL FORMS. ITS SLOGAN, FREELY TRANSLATED, MEANS "FREE FROM BONDS" THERE ARE SO MANY VOWS, THE FIRST OF WHICH IS "NOT TO KILL". THIS LEADS TO A REMARKABLE CARE TO PRESERVE ALL LIVING THINGS, AND IN PRACTICE THE MOUTH SHOULD BE COVERED WITH A CLOTH, LEST THE AIR BE INJURED. VERMIN MUST BE REMOVED, NOT KILLED, THESE, THEN, ARE THE MEN WHO TEND SO LOVINGLY TO NEW DELHI'S SICK BIRDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA419B6288XOQP4SZYH7XPUTDK7
    Media URN:
    VLVA419B6288XOQP4SZYH7XPUTDK7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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